Why Choose Carnegie

  • Andrew Carnegie Middle School was selected as one of only five middle schools in the state of California as a 2011 California School To Watch. This is the highest honor a middle school can receive in California. In order to be named a California School To Watch, 37 criteria needed to be met; including test scores, climate, diversity and inclusion.  
    Andrew Carnegie has a dedicated staff, committed to excellence. It is the mission of Andrew Carnegie  to develop independent thinkers and community leaders. We hope to inspire our students by providing dynamic instruction that celebrates diversity, fosters unique interests, and encourages all of our students to "Own It".  
    At Carnegie Middle School, our goal is to have 100% of our students be involved and have their interests supported. Carnegie offers a variety of ways to meet this goal and we believe the structure of Carnegie is one of the reasons why parents choose to send their students to our school. Carnegie's structure includes: 
    • Academic & Personal Counseling 
    • Fully Inclusive Scheduling 
    • Honors Classes 
    • Dedicated teachers 
    • Homeroom to set academic, behavior and personal goals 
    • Common curriculum planning by teaming 
    • Interdisciplinary Teams 
    • Common and authentic assessments 
    • Interactive Notebooks 
    • "Own It!" - Positive Behavior Support program
    • Student-led Conferences 
    • Regional award winning Media program and student produced live daily broadcast.
    • State recognized, award winning Band program.
    • Small counseling groups 
    • Schoolwide and individual teacher reward system 
    • Parent education classes 
    • Leadership team and a culture of building leadership capacity 
    • "Smart Walks" and peer coaching 
    • Release time for curriculum and team planning 
    • Voice to all community stakeholders
Last Modified on August 30, 2022